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‘Staff map’ released

Friday, February 13th, 2015

The recently released ‘staff map’, a joint effort of Stanford University data stewardship and University Human Resources, illustrates major groupings and properties of University employees and non-employee affiliates. These include benefits eligibility, exempt status, hourly vs. salaried pay, and more.

This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at


Stanford Data Stewardship at CAIR

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Kathryn Flack Potts also talked about Stanford’s data stewardship efforts on November 20, at the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR).



Thanks to all of the CAIR participants for terrific questions and discussion! Please do reach out and keep the conversation going — it would be terrific for those of us facing these issues in higher ed to continue sharing ideas (and placemats!).

Stewardship Roles (SUDS-SC Meeting 11/5/2013)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The data stewardship steering committee met on November 5 to discuss goals and role structures across stewardship groups. While there are many commonalities across SUDS groups’ current leadership structures, steering committee members agree that most important is to identify priorities specific to each group, then find people to accomplish those tasks, then identify appropriate roles. Key principles for all groups in the stewardship organization include:

  1. Each group’s leadership should include someone in a subject-area-specific leadership role in the university. This person should understand the context around group topics both within the subject area and in terms of connections to other areas, and will serve as a liaison with other high-level stakeholders as needed.
  2. Each group’s leadership should also include someone with a primarily cross-area perspective to ensure coordination across groups and consistency with general data stewardship standards.
  3. All additions or changes to content in an area should be  reviewed by (at least) 2 people, preferably one person specific to the group and one with a primarily cross-group perspective.